July 24, 2017 – Benue Traditional Ruler Bans Men From Paying Expensive Bride Price, Limits Spending On Traditional Marriages To 100,000 Naira In Otukpa
The traditional ruler of Otukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue state has waged war on families demanding huge bride price from his kinsmen during traditional marriages.
While speaking on a live TV show last week Thursday, Chief Sunday Ekele revealed that he has banned prospective grooms in Otukpa from paying expensive bride price.
According to him, the new limit imposed on traditional marriages is N100,000.
He added that the decision came after complaints from young men who have been discouraged from taking wives in Otukpa because of expensive bride price demand.
Chief Ekele said anyone caught going against the new law would be penalized according to tradition.